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An Alitalia A330 at MIA. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Delta and easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia Alongside Italian Rail Company

The administrators of bankrupt Italian airline Alitalia are considering bids from three interested parties it was revealed this week. As previously reported, the future of the carrier has been subject to continued speculation since a general election in the country earlier this year resulted in a coalition government with a predominant nationalist party with a majority. Administrators will pass on details of the bids to the government’s Ministry of Economic Development to make a decision perhaps as early as December,…

Singapore Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flight to Los Angeles with New…

Singapore Airlines has relaunched its non-stop service between Los Angeles and Singapore Friday night with the new Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) jet making the journey more convenient and faster than ever. 141 lucky passengers were onboard the inaugural flight (SQ37) to Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines held a festive celebration…

Looking to Istanbul’s New Airport

The opening of Istanbul's new mega-airport, meant to help alleviate the difficulties that have arisen from operating the current Ataturk Airport at full capacity, has been plagued with difficulties and delays as the initial stage passes three and a half years of construction. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened…

Struggling South African Airways ‘Should be Shut Down’

Just over a week after the nation's troubled flag-carrier received yet another government bailout, South Africa's new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has suggested that the best course of action is to simply shut the airline down as "we are unlikely to sort out the situation." The financial performance of South African…

California Pacific Airline Finally Takes Off

Startup airline California Pacific celebrated the commencement of its first flight this week. The one hour and 30 minute flight from Carlsbad, California's McClellan-Palomar Airport to San Jose was the first time the airline was able to get off the ground after years of unsuccessful attempts. Founded eight years ago…

JetBlue Unveils Brooklyn Nets Special Livery

JetBlue Airways unveiled its latest special livery Thursday on one of its Airbus A320 aircraft, this time to commemorate its partnership with the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, of which JetBlue is the official domestic airline.  The black and white A320, named "BK Blue," was debuted at the airline’s primary maintenance…

Photo Tour: Onboard a Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Kenya Airways' recently launched a historic nonstop flight from Nairobi to New York, connecting Kenya and the East African region to New York with a nonstop flight for the first time. The aircraft used by KQ, as Kenya Airways is commonly referred to, for the ultra-long-haul flight was the Boeing 787-8…

Three Chinese Airlines Report Decline in Profits

Following a rise in fuel prices and weak yuan, three major Chinese airlines: Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines saw a sizable drop in profits from July to September. The third quarter income of China Eastern Airlines was 33.45 billion yuan, a 13.5 percent gain in comparison…

Singapore Airlines Announces Nonstop Service to Seattle

Singapore Airlines will begin flying nonstop to Seattle-Tacoma next September, making it the fifth city in the United States the flag carrier serves. The news coincides with the airline's launch of its' Singapore - Los Angeles nonstop route beginning tomorrow, November 2. Along with Los Angeles and Seattle, the airline…